Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ is coming to Disney+Beyonce 1

Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ is coming to Disney+

Those excited for new Beyoncé will be able to get it on July 31, courtesy of Disney+. At the end of the month, the multitalented performer will release her Black Is King visual album, which is based on her music from The Lion King: The Gift, an album inspired by Disney’s live-action version of The Lion King. Beyoncé played the voice of Nala in the live-action rendition, and her Black Is King album notably comes just one-year after The Lion King premiered in theaters.

According to Beyoncé’s production company, Parkwood Entertainment, Black Is King has been in the making for the past 12 months. The production is “a celebratory memoir for the world on the black experience,” Parkwood personnel said. The 85-minute film brings Black Is King to life through songs, skits, and interpretive dance. Of note, cameras traveled to New York, Los Angeles, South Africa, West Africa, London, and Belgium to capture the actors and their choreography.

The album is streaming exclusively on Disney+. Subscribers will be able to watch Black Is King for free online by logging into their accounts. 

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